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Innovation Sandbox for Social Good

National Network: 
Rogelio Folgueras, 3 - 2A
28038 Madrid Madrid
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Innovation Sandbox for Social Good is hub willing to bring together innovation, knowledge and people´s experiences across the Mediterranean region.Through a distributed network of experts, the hub provides the space for people to meet, share ideas and launch their own projects in line with the core principles which shall guide the works happening across the network: sustainability, environmentally friendly, social responsibility, gender-inclusiveness, generating positive social impact.

Mission and Objectives: 

Our mission is to connect ideas, people and resources to provide lifelong learning paths to individuals, institutions, companies or authorities interested in exploring new means to strategize and design their activities.

Our objectives are to:

Connect stakeholders and generate high social impact projects.

Deepen the knowledge about innovation and social development.

Build a community of multidisciplinary practitioners for social good.

Generate knowledge and raise awareness on human development challenges and the role of social innovation in pursuing a more sustainable future.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Lifelong learning programmes: Innovation for Social Good Academy and International Innovation Management Course.

Design and implementation of innovation projects

Research and knowledge dissemination

Innovation Talent Programme: skills for Social Good

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We can provide technical knowledge and expertise in the use of innovation approaches for social good. The team is made up by experts which have been working in the Mediterranean region in development and cultural programmes for more than ten years, bringing together expertise on human development, humanitarian interventions, culture management, art programs and logistics. The team members speak Arabic, English, Spanish, French and Turkish fluently.

The organization is willing to engage in projects and initiatives meant to boost the role of youth and citizens in areas such as good governance, economics, social dialogue equality, environmental issues and social entrepreneurship.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

The organization has a strong Mediterranean personality. Although it is headquartered in Spain, the network members are distributed across different countries in the region. In addition to Spain, part of the team is already based in Turkey, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco. For this reason, becoming members of the ALF is in line with our mission and strategic vision of our work.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Maria Tarancon Sanz
Job Title: 
Head of Makers
Head of the organisation: 
María Tarancón Sanz

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